The Green Bay Packers are down just to one unsigned pick from their 2013 draft class.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, running back Eddie Lacy—the No. 61 overall pick in the second round—has agreed to terms on a rookie deal with the Packers. Only first-round pick Datone Jones remains unsigned.
Eddie Lacy has agreed to terms with Packers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 29, 2013
Financial terms of Lacy's deal were not immediately released.
As noted by Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazette, the deal did not make the NFL's Wednesday transaction log. The Packers may be waiting until Thursday to officially announce the agreement or were late with the paperwork.
Eddie Lacy's reported signing did not make today's NFL transactions. Means it may not be announced by the #Packers until tomorrow.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 29, 2013
With a rookie wage scale in place, Lacy's deal should be in the ball park of the contract received by LaMichael James, last year's No. 61 overall pick. James signed a four-year deal worth $3.318 million, including a $853,000 signing bonus, with the San Francisco 49ers last May.
Over the Cap estimated the No. 61 overall pick would make $3.428 million over a four-year deal in 2013. The cap hit for this season is expected to be slightly over $600,000.
Lacy, a junior entrant from the University of Alabama, fell to the Packers at No. 61 overall because of medical red flags about his surgically-fused toe. He will now compete with DuJuan Harris, Johnathan Franklin, Alex Green and James Starks at running back this summer.
Zach Kruse is a 24-year-old sports writer who contributes to Cheesehead TV, Bleacher Report and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also covers prep sports for the Dunn Co. News. You can reach him on Twitter @zachkruse2 or by email at [email protected].
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